Every year the Davie County Arts Council presents a number of outstanding performances through its Season of Applause! concert series. From soul and R&B to piano to the finest celebrity impersonators, you won’t want to miss a single show!
The best way to enjoy them all is to purchase a 2019-2020 Season of Applause! season pass. Season pass holders are guaranteed the same seats for all six performances and save money off the individual ticket price. This year’s sensational season includes:
These four incredibly talented musicians and actors were hand-picked by Louise Harrison, sister of the late George Harrison of the Beatles, making them the ONLY Beatles Tribute Band with a direct family link to the original fab four. “Each member of the group is so close to the originals that I often feel like I’m transported back in time with the lads. These are exactly the kind of fun-loving, quality musicians that my brother George would have loved to hang out with,” said Harrison.
Liverpool Legends is the only Beatles Tribute Band ever to perform Beatles songs on a Grammy-nominated album. Recently, Liverpool Legends was chosen over every other Beatles Tribute Band in the world by top television and film producer Jerry Bruckheimer (CSI, Pirates of the Caribbean, National Treasure) to portray the band that changed the course of music and the world forever.
Celebrating their 10th season headlining their own show in Branson, Missouri, the band has been awarded Best New Show, Best Band, Best Show, and received the prestigious Visitors’ Choice Award for Entertainer of the Year.
Tusk The Worlds #1 Fleetwood Mac Tribute
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Tusk is the number one Tribute to Fleetwood Mac in the world, bar none. No fancy tricks, no gimmicks, just five musicians recreating the music of Fleetwood Mac to perfection with note for note renditions that no other Fleetwood Mac tribute on the touring scene today can come close to duplicating.
Tusk covers all the great hits of Fleetwood Mac, which has featured the talents of Mick Fleetwood, Christine and John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks, and others over the years. The five seasoned, well-respected musicians comprising Tusk have been making music together in various combinations and styles, in original outfits and in cover bands, for over twenty-five years. It seemed only fitting that they should come together to form the Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute, and pay homage to a group that dominated the charts during the band members’ formative years. Authentic-sounding and always respectful, Tusk leaves no stone unturned in replicating the sounds of one of the world’s best-loved, top-selling bands.
Saturday, November 16, 2019
Travis LeDoyt is known as “the world’s best” at portraying young Elvis Presley in his prime, the 50s, and 60s. His uncanny resemblance to the “King of Rock and Roll” has audiences gasping when he takes the stage. Once he begins to sing and dance, fans are truly captivated by the authenticity of LeDoyt’s performance. Sold out shows and repeat engagements around the world further attest to LeDoyt’s impeccable ability to capture the very essence of “The King” and leave fans waiting for more. Travis has performed around the world in some of the most prestigious venues and in front of thousands of fans.
The biggest compliment LeDoyt has received came from D.J. Fontana, Elvis Presley’s drummer in the 50s, who said, “This is as close as you’ll get to seeing a concert by Elvis in his early years.”
Saturday, January 25, 2020
Known as the “Pianist to the Presidents”, David Osborne’s credentials are many. The list of White House performances includes Reagan, Bush and Clinton administrations. David has performed numerous times for President and Mrs. George W. Bush in the White House. Osborne is a regular performer for Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter in Plains, Georgia. He created and organized President Carter’s 75th birthday tribute in 1999. Jimmy Carter has said that “David is one of the finest pianists in the United States.” And President Bush said “That boy can play!” at the White House in 2003.
A Steinway Signature Artist, Osborne has recording sales in the millions of copies. Los Angeles Music Awards has honored David with the following: Pianist of the Year, Concert Performer of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Award, Hollywood Fame Star and Composer/Arranger of the Year.
Osborne performs currently at his new home the Bellagio Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. He was a fixture at Caesars Palace for 12 years. He is featured at the Petrossian Bar and The Baccarat Bar at the Bellagio. His music includes romantic, classical, jazz, pop, inspirational, patriotic and Broadway show tunes. Osborne’s music encompasses 22 cd’s currently on sale through the Northstar Music label available at gift stores and Borders Books. His record sales near five million. His latest recording is available at Hallmark Gold Crown Stores, “Simply Romantic”.
Sherma Andrews presents the music of Aretha Franklin
Saturday, February 8, 2020
Sherma Andrews was born the youngest in a musically-gifted family living in the Caribbean Island of Trinidad. As a child prodigy, Andrews began playing the accordion at age 4. Her perfect pitch and her ability to play any song after only one listening led her to serve as the church organist at age 7.
She was awarded a National Merit Scholarship for gifted youth to study at the accredited Berklee College of Music in Boston, which is acclaimed by industry insiders to be the nation’s “go-to” school for contemporary music. At Berklee, Andrews studied with many of the most respected musicians and music professors in the industry. It is not surprising that after graduating with honors and gaining a wealth of experience, she was asked to teach at Berklee. During that time, Andrews formed a band with renowned saxophonist, Markus Hauser that toured Switzerland, Austria, and Germany. She was hailed by the German press as “A true star who has graced us with her presence before she vanishes beyond reach.” The tour culminated in an appearance at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland.
Andrews toured and worked with many accomplished recording artists. She filled in for Whitney Houston during Enrique Iglesias’ World Tour. She worked with, Branford Marsalis, Britney Spears, Donna Summer and opened for Michael McDonald and Michael Feinstein. She also performed for President Bill Clinton’s Foundation Gala and many festivals including The Montreux and Cape Cod Jazz Festivals.
Her songs have been played on The Young and The Restless, Against The Ropes, The Sopranos and other TV shows. Sherma Andrews is no stranger to the stage and has performed in Madison Square Garden, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Bergen Performing Arts Center, The American Music Awards, Teen Choice Awards, Billboard Music Awards and many others.
Singer, songwriter, arranger, producer, pianist and recording artist, Andrews is not just a phenomenal talent, she is an experience to remember. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Andrews will bring to the Brock those much-loved songs we know as the “hits” by the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin.
The Stranger – A Tribute to Billy Joel
Saturday, April 25, 2020
The Stranger is the premier tribute to the music of one of the world’s most beloved performers, Billy Joel. Comprised of some of the best and most experienced musicians in the business, this six-piece band from Charlotte brings together an authentic replication of Joel’s timeless music, crowning it with soulful, spot-on vocals that make listening to a Billy Joel song so special.
Out front on piano and lead vocals is the founder and frontman, Mike Santoro. Born and raised in Levittown like Joel, Santoro not only looks and talks a lot like him, but has the piano chops, vocal prowess, and stage presence of the Piano Man — so much so that you will soon forget you are watching a tribute show. The Stranger gives you the Billy Joel experience with the sound of his original band in its prime – energetic, interactive, and often unpredictable. It’s live entertainment at its best!
All Season of Applause! shows begin at 7:30 p.m.
Season passes are $222 each. Individual tickets are $40 adults; $38 seniors.
You can purchase season passes or individual tickets online at www.daviearts.org or by visiting the Brock Performing Arts Center’s box office Monday-Friday from 12-5 p.m. and one hour before performance time or by calling the box office at 336-751-3000.
The Brock Performing Arts Center is located at 622 N. Main St. in Mocksville.